The Color Run and Coconut Oil

The Color Run

One of the most popular 5k runs that people all over the country are participating in is The Color Run, “the happiest 5k on the planet.”

In case you haven’t heard about The Color Run, it is a 5k race in which you are covered with 100% natural and safe “magical color dust.” Each kilometer of the race has its own designated color: 1k is yellow, 2k is orange, 3k is blue, 4k is pink, and the finish line at the 5k mark is the entrance into the festival of color!

The great thing about this race is anyone can participate! According to The Color Run website, “The Color Run is all about a crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel it if you wish!”

“Magical Color Dust"

I will be participating in this run tomorrow in St. Petersburg, FL. I have been looking forward to the run for months! But I did have a quite a few concerns about all of the “magical color dust” and my blonde hair. Luckily, in the pre-race online packet they had a suggestion! “Oiling your hair well on race morning will make it easier to wash out the color later. This is a particularly useful tip for runners with light colored or highlighted hair.”


To oil your hair all you need is coconut oil.

To apply the coconut oil to your hair start at your roots and work your way down to the tips. If you plan on wearing your hair up for this race, put it up before applying the oil. I also recommend oiling your hair upon arrival at the race location to avoid getting oil in your car.

Thankfully, I have my travel size packets of Kelapo Coconut Oil and my friends and I will be able to oil our hair right before the race! Be sure to check out the Kelapo Facebook page for my pre/post-race photos!

Have any of you run The Color Run before? If so, what was your favorite part about race day?



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